Strong month for Great Lakes and Seaway

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During the month of August, 3.46 million tons of cargo moved through the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system, bringing the year-to-date total to nearly 19.2 million tons shipped. While Canadian grain is still down 26 percent, salt, petroleum products, petcoke, and potash continue well ahead of 2021 levels. For the year, shipments of petroleum products are up 40 percent to more than 1.5 million tons, petcoke shipments have increased more than 31 per cent to 1.15 million tons and potash shipments are up more than 267 per cent at 756,000 tons. Year-to-year shipments of windmill equipment is also up and a strong grain crop is expected this season.

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